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SFGTV2
May 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
century, was the major industrial city of the united states. all of these industries used water from this system. and it served as a prototype for many american cities, including pittsburgh and new york. man: new york city went to philadelphia and said, "you know, we're thinking of developing a hudson river water supply -- what do you suggest we do?" and they said, "we've had "a lot of problems on the schuylkill. "don't go to the hudson river. go to the upland and work by gravity." and that's what new york city did. they first went to the hudson highlands, but 150 years later, it went to the delaware highlands. and really diverted the water that normally went to philadelphia to new york city. i don't think they anticipated that. narrator: the majority of new york city's drinking water comes from watersheds in upstate new york. a watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water. mountains act as a funnel to feed rivers and lakes. and in this case, reservoirs. in the new york city system, water is collected and stored in 19 reservoir
PBS
May 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
maybe more so than the great majority. and in relation to the united states government, whether it is the clinton administration or bush administration or obama administration, they're probably better understood stood more like francement they're sometime as lined with the united states, sometimes o posed. postly they are just trying to stay out of the way and do their own thing. >> ann bremmer and steve coll when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: . >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders:. >> and by bloomberg:. >> from studios in new york city captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: ian bremmer is here president of eurasia group, his new book every nation for itself, winners and losers in a g-zero world t paints a picture in a world in which no single power is able to take be the responsibility of global leadership. larry summers says everyone who cares about our collective future will need to carefully consider this book's impressive arguments. i'm pleased to have i
WHUT
May 7, 2012 10:02am EDT
society. you remember when wiki leex came out in the united states, right. >> rose: yes, i remember. >> i was in the emirates at the time and i was seated next to a minister. >> rose: you hang out in the emirates but i don't. >> i don't hang out in the emirates, that's not truement i was there for the weekend. >> rose: for a conference or something. >> some god forsakeen conference and i was sitting next to some minister from qatar without said to me that we believed that we actually leaked wiki leaks ourselves because it made us look so good. >> rose: there were those kinds of conversations in which diplomats were heard, unknowing to themselves, that they might be later seen and heard to everybody who could go on the internet saying good thing-- things and positive things and things that were in the interest of good things. >> indeed. and look, what did it reflect. what we learned from wikileaks, we learned that karzai was corruption. we learned that christina kirchner in arg stin-- argentina was considered by hillary clinton was considered to be emotionally unstable, shocking, rig
CSPAN
May 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
permanent part of the united states public policy in migration. -- death is now a permanent part of the united states public policy and migration. i have had the argument. we are not choosing that. you could tell that in 1998. maybe in 2000. but when you have the exact same results year after year after year and to spend no new resources to produce -- to reduce the number of migrant debts, it is now public policy. when you damn the organizations that are out there working to reduce the number of deaths, then you have said that is acceptable. debt is now a permanent part of the public policy -- death is now a permanent part of the public policy to deter migration. that, my friends, is immoral. it should not happen. let me just point out, there has been more than 2000 documented, measured, located death dots in arizona since november of 1999. some of those dots are on top of dtos. -- on top of dots. homeland security provided certain amount of information that about 70% of deaths in the last decade or so were found by other officials or the general public. they treated these maps and
CNN
May 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
president in two decades, we're looking at what it means for the united states. i'm wolf blitzer, you're still in "the situation room." the vice president joe biden said over the weekend he's fine with gay marriage and arnie duncan says he believes gay and lesbians should be allowed to marry. putting him at odds with the president of the united states. jessica yellin is working the story for us. jessica, causing quite an uproar there, what's going on? >> reporter: this is clearly an unwelcome topic for a white house that pronounces to make all decisions based on principle not on politics. it certainly looks as if the vice president supports gay marriage. >> who do you love? the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable that the fact that men marrying wo i and women marrying women, are entitled to all the civil rights and the civil liberties. >> reporter: but the president is vague. >> my feelings about this are constantly evolving. i struggle with this. >> reporter: this is a flash point election. to argue biden's comments weren't new. >> i think they were entirely c
CNN
May 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
comfortable with same-sex marriage now? >> look, i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual -- men and women marrying all are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties and, quite frankly, i don't see much of a distinction beyond that. >> those words sparked a quick response, not from republicans, but from the president's own campaign. what the vp said that all married couples should have the same legal rights is precisely potus' position. that's exactly what david axelrod tweeted, so the vice president gets out in front of his boss on an issue that on the ballot tuesday in north carolina, a presidential battleground state. a biden gaffe or is it a trial balloon? the answer depends on who you ask, and we'll get much more into this debate coming up in moments right here on cnn. meantime, there's a major shift in the halls of power for a key u.s. ally. france's new president is a socialist. francois holland
CNN
May 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
information on the breaking news story, the united states with the help of allies foils a terrorist plot to bomb an air liner and an in-depth look at the key issues in the 2012 presidential election and president obama's report card on i am gags. plus, exactly six months from now, a new polling shows an incredibly tight race and the romney and obama campaign confront a pair of tough questions. >> we start with dramatic breaking use. new information coming in by the minute on a new terror plot foiled by the united states and its allies. it is said to involve putting a suicide bomber aboard an air liner. it was foiled and the u.s. recovered and is now studying the explosive device. let's bring in fran townsend who was president bush's homeland security advisor and also with us tom fuentes. fran, i want to go to you first. from your sources with he are hearing that this was an upgrade if you will. do you remember the underwear bomber, that this was a way to upgrade the technology into an ie d and explosive device. what do you know? >> just speaking to a senior administration official t
CSPAN
May 6, 2012 10:30pm EDT
ferrio, the archivist of the united states and it's a pleasure to welcome you to this conference on american presidency and civil rights. the national archives is charged with preserving access to our nation's most important documents, the records we safeguard are part of the backbone of our democracy, important pieces of the story of the american journey. they contain accounts of heroism and tragedy, of moments of pride and moments of shame, of sacrifices that men and women have made to defend our country, and to extend basic human rights to all of our citizens. this library and 12 others like it around the country contain the records of the presidents dating back to 1929, when herbert hoover lived in the white house. they're part of the national archives' vast holdings that tell the story of america. our holdings also include the charters of freedom, the declaration of independence, the constitution, and the bill of rights, which are located in the rotunda of our main building in washington, but we also have 12 billion more pages of documents, not to mention millions of photograph
CNN
May 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the target and they're a close ally of the united states and this administration official stressed to me that this really was an international effort although they also stress that this bomb never made it to their knowledge near an airport or an airplane prior to coming into their possession as far as their investigation has shown, and it was never a threat to the united states, so that means one of two things to me, john. either this was an early stage, this bomb plot, or it may have been made inneither by the u.s. or a security service which is why they wouldn't fear it detonating. >> an intelligence success in keeping it from either being able to be used or keeping the bomber from buying a particularet and getting on a plane, whatever, and the question now is if they were developing this new technology what is it capable of and what have they learned? here is what the fbi says tonight. as a result of close cooperation with our security and intelligence partners overseas, annum proceed iz voo the explosive device designed to carry out a terrorist attack has been seized abroad. the f
CNN
May 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
united states. a u.s. counterterrorism official tells cnn the explosive device is similar to the one used by the would-be underwear bomber. you may recall that on christmas day 2009. just like that bomb, this one did not contain metal, which raises real questions about whether it could have gotten past airport security. as of yet, the person who had developed that bomb had not yet bought a ticket. here's defense secretary, leon panetta. >> what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain vigilant against those that would seek to attack this country and we will do everything necessary to keep america safe. >> fran townsend is cnn's national security contributor, a member of both the dhs and cia external advisory boards. chad sweet is a former dhs and cia official, also the cofounder of the chertoff group, a global security firm. good to see both of you. fran, i know you've been reporting on this throughout the day. we're hearing now that there could have been this bomb and other bombs, perhaps. how close of a call was this? >> you know, the official i spok
MSNBC
May 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
say that the united states engages in a number of operations to go after al qaeda and their militant allies. their terrorist allies who would try to attack the united states. what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain vigilant against those that would seek to attack this country. >> we'll have the latest on this story at the top of the show. plus, debating gay marriage. it was a great case of tell me what you really think. yesterday vice president joe biden came out in favor of same-sex marriage. it's assumed he was speaking for himself, not for the president. opposing gay marriage is no longer a slam dunk for republicans. americans' attitude towards gays and gay marriage are changing incredibly fast. but, how biden's from the heart declaration will affect the election is anyone's guess. also, president obama kicked off his re-election campaign this wct weekend by rejecting the question, are you better off than you were four years ago? he said the right question is, where are we going to go from here? romney, he said, wants to go back to the policie
MSNBC
May 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
right now the united states is trying to see whether the device could have been detected by the full body scanners that are now deployed in many airlines, many airports for flights that are bound to the u.s. now they say they can't be certain but they suspect it's built by al qaeda's and yemen's master bombmaker, the same man who designed the underwear bomb, and also the bombs that were hidden in printer card ridge, toner cartridges that were sent on cargo planes, intercepted on flights that were destined for chicago. so it's described as a great success, chris, for intelligence, and a further sign that al qaeda in yemen still the number one plot -- number one threat to the u.s. >> let me go to andrea mitchell for the political context. if you were to blow up an airliner, flying from yemen, to the united states, filled with people from yemen, people from our side working with them, what would be the fire power politically of blowing up a plane in that route? >> well, certainly that would be -- >> okay i'm gone. >> -- a huge political explosion, as well. let me give you a few mor
FOX News
May 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
up a jet headed to the united states. the device, a new and improved underwear bomb. that's according to sources at the white house and on capitol hill. now, remember an underwear bomb failed to blow up a plane headed for detroit three years ago on christmas day. al qaeda in yemen came one a better detective ton nation system. al qaeda reports it has that new bomb and that experts are now analyzing it but they are warning of another intelligence stream. they say they there may be more of these bombs and more of these bombers out there right now. more on that in a moment. officials say the device they recovered does not contain any metal at all. so it could have gotten through our airport metal detector system. no word on whether those new body scanners would have caught it the secretary of defense put it this way: >> what this incident makes clear is that this continue to remain vigilant against those it would seek to attack this country. and we will do everything necessary to keep america safe. >> there is more. just last week the feds told us they did not know of any speci
KRON
May 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> she the accused master mind of the deadliest attack in united states history. they have nearly 3000 counts of murder. >> they are going to be in jail for the rest of their lives or dead. >> another hearing is set for next month. it could be a year before the case goes to trial. >> an air strike has killed a leader. 17 sailors died in that attack and. >>> debate is gearing up in north carolina as they vote on the same sex emergency rage thing. it will make the only ewe nonmarriage. same sex marriage is illegal in north carolina. it validate itself all civil unions. su port ors say that it's a necessary state while critics while that it's going to create a dangerous precedence. >> the reason that we have to put it in the constitution is that half of the other states had a hand full of judges change the law of those states. >> how people feel on them is a matter of their con could you say. do they want to support voting on supporting hate in the consultation. >> the amendment is likely will to pass. >> by dan says that he is comfortable with the idea. >> i am vice president of the
CSPAN
May 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
shift away? the situation there, dragging the united states down with it? what would the president's role be in any bridging between hollande and others. would he be involved in that? >> let me say that president obama called president-elect franÇois hollande yesterday to congratulate him. he looks forward to working with president hollande. president obama looks forward to welcoming president-elect hollande at camp david for the g-8 and then for the summit. they proposed that the two men meet at the white house. they each affirmed in that phone call the important and enduring relationship between the peoples of the united states and france, and that alliance is as strong today as it was last week. as for the situation in europe, the president said the other day, our economy continues to face some headwinds. the euro zone crisis is one of them. secretary geithner has worked with his counterpart to the advise and consult on how best to get control. european leaders have taken very significant steps with the euro zone crisis, and the president and secretary geithner and others will co
MSNBC
May 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
airplane bound for the united states. detail and a live report coming up. >>> plus -- karl rove's money machine is hard at work against the president. now he's doing everything he can to keep his big money donors a secret. >>> and the gloves come off. president obama kicks off his campaign going right at willard. it's going to be a long six months for him. >> i don't care how many ways you try to explain it. corporations aren't people. people are people. >> you're watching "politics nation" live on msnbc. look, every day we're using more and more energy. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ that's why right here, in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ [ female announcer ] gross -- i'll tell you what's really gross: used dishcloths. they can have a history that they drag around with them. for a c
FOX News
May 7, 2012 2:00am PDT
homeland security says 41 percent of illegal immigrants tried to reenter the united states after they had been deported. now u.s. customs and border patrol says it is cutting down that number to try something new. immigration rights advocates say it goes too far. casey ceiling reports from los angeles. >>> after a person is contracted to enter this country illegally they go through a fairly detailed process. their fingerprints, their identity is checked and then they are put into a data base. once officials determine they do not have a criminal background they are often taken into mexico where they started. kierding to u.s. customs and border protection roughly 41 percent of them are caught trying to come back to the united states at a later time. in tucson, arizona one of the busiest border patrol sectors some put immigrants on buses and transport them back to mexico by way of california and texas hundreds of miles away from their original point of entry. the concept is known adds lateral repatriation and the department of homeland security says it takes the recidivism rates fro
CSPAN
May 6, 2012 11:30pm EDT
, no, we must defend the united states. we cannot have our dirty laundry aired, and so part of that was the pushback in terms of burying this petition deep within the bowels of the u.n., but it was also in sending the signal to the naacp that all of this international stuff about human rights was not going to be tolerated, particularly in terms of human rights in the united states. we can talk about human rights that the polls aren't able to have democracy. we can talk about human rights that the east germans don't have freedom of speech, but we cannot talk about human rights in terms of what's happening in the united states, and so she resigned from the board of directors of the naacp, and it took all of walter white's efforts. i liken it to almost doing a james brown please, please, please. >> don't go. >> don't go. >> eleanor, please, don't go. >> yeah. that's what i mean about your allies can only take you so far. there are things that she could do. there were things she could not do and would not do and the naacp needed to understand that as it was crafting its strategy. >> all
FOX News
May 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
for us in the united states? president obama already extending the new guy an invite to the big house, the white house. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> we worship you! >> yes, indeed. >> i have yet to see that movie, by the way. >> happy birthday, brian kilmeade and my friend todd who celebrates today. >> and maureen in make-up. >> by the way, i have one question for you guys -- what is black and white and lies all the time? >> what? >> a panda on weight watchers. >> oh, yeah! >> i just thought of this joke and i just wanted to share. >> yeah, i think the third time is the charm. >> on "saturday night live." yeah, we've made it. >> we opened up the show on "saturday night live." >> it's so weird. we leave on friday morning, next thing you know we see our couch on tv on another show. >> actually i like their couch better. let's be honest. >> i'll tell you, it's weird. i'm in a restaurant and my wife is looking over my shoulder and starts saying, she goes uh-oh. >> you were out that late? >> i'm allowed to on weekends. >> it's his birthday weekend. >> i guess that's where you get f
CSPAN
May 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
english settlement in the united states. it was rediscovered in 1994 by william kel so. we'll hear his story and take a tour of the dig. he describes life in the kol any while showing some of the 1.5 million art facts collected at the site. join us beginning at 1:30 p.m. eastern. located near orange, virginia. in addition to the fourth it includes the gill mother cabin. american history tv visited the restored freedman's farm to learn what life was like for an emancipated slave and his family. >> welcome to this the gilmore cabin. freedom's farm here at james madison's montpelier. my name is christian cotz. this farm was built in the 1870s after the civil war and if you follow me inside i'll show you around. george cotz was a slave for james madison born in 1810 from the family's oral tradition. what happens to georgia after dolly madison had to sell montpelier we're not sure. the slaves were broken into three distinct groups at that time. one group was sold with the plantation to henry moncure, first group after the madisons, one group of slaves was sold outside to other owners al
FOX News
May 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
permit to go to the united states to study. before, secretary of state clinton worked out this apparent deal with the beijing government mitt romney weighed in and here is what he had to say about the cheng case and what at that point seemed to be the fact that he had been turned over to the chinese without any protections. >> this is a dark day for freedom and it is a day of seam for the obama administration. >> question, did governor romney overrehe act in the middle of a diplomatic crisis? >> i don't think so. first of all, i think it crisis is a reminder of what we are dealing with in china and we hope there are reformers in that government pushing for a more open system. what we though we are dealing with now are people that are paranoid and control freaks in a totaltarrian system. they control everything from the words you have search for on the internet and who gets to visit this gentleman when was in the hospital. secondly there is the prospencity that the administration seems to have of an unwillingness to forcefully assert america's values. we saw that tragically in 2009 in th
CSPAN
May 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, how did president eisenhower decide to call in the united states army to little rock and to federalize the arkansas national guard? now, we're going to answer those questions. the first thing to do is to put this in context, so i'm going to ask our historians, both carol and david, to do that right now. and that is to say, as i look at this time period with truman and eisenhower, it struck me that two wars really frame the civil rights movement and the interaction and the response of the presidents, so if you would, david, actually, carol, if you would, talk to me about truman and at that time where we were as a nation and while this world war ii, these african-americans coming back after world war ii started to make a difference in how people thought about civil rights. >> when you think about it, the second world war was an amazing war because it was the war against the nazis. it was a war where both roosevelt and churchill had issued the atlantic charter, and that atlantic charter talked about the four freedoms. african-americans works were dealing with double-digit unemp
FOX News
May 6, 2012 8:00pm PDT
for someone who could find out some pretty basic information about the president of the united states. so next time some goon from media matters or "the new york times"thinks they have found some factual error in soggy sa say, i'll just say i'm just being a democrat today. the facts won't matter. [applause] of if earlier this week president obama marked 1 year anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden with unannounced visit to our troops in afghanistan. >> over the last three years tide has turned. we broke the taliban momentum. we built strong afghan security forces. we devastated al qaeda leadership taking out over 20 of the top 30 leaders. one year ago of base hereinafter stan our troops launched the open rigs that killed osama bin laden. goal that i set to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> do you think the president may taking a little more credit than he deserves. sure he made the call to take by lad out but let's back at what really happen. after out of there secret hide out five-day forecast monthings, 4 choppers carried navy seal to pa
NBC
May 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
lower tomorrow, and the united states markets to follow suit. although there has been considerable expectation as we've watched the story unfold in france that it would lead to this result, and cast some cloud over the efforts to enact austerity measures. and solve that debt crisis. >> of course, these austerity measures are being driven largely by the germans. is this creating a ripple across europe and more pushback against this concept? >> reporter: you are seeing a pushback against that, you're seeing it in the united states diminution for the republican zeal for the cuts. and you can expect democrats and president obama to go hard after them in the election on medicare and social security. the republican point of view, they've got to hope that the anti-incumbent message sent to sarkozy is repeated in november. >> john harwood, thanks. >>> let's talk about this country, exactly six months until our election day. this weekend, president obama officially kicked off his campaign, with rallies in a pair of swing states. though a lot of folks are quick to point out what sure has loo
FOX News
May 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
qaeda. make no mistake about it, it is still dangerous for the united states and interests around the world but we have been successful because of the many things we have put in place since 9-11. >> one of the things we put in place are the drone strikes. the documents show they were constantly on the run al qaeda was from the drones and from special operators. now they are wwe are getting wo fellow who was one of the al qaeda old guards the man who played a pivotal role in bombing the uss cole was himself killed in yemen by one of the grown strikes. good news. we are wiping out almost all of their upper and mid level management, aren't we? >> i say good riddens. i think the united states is rightly taking advantage of the technology we have available to our mill stair re. taking out the leadership is another way of helping the moral. we understand we can reach them wherever they are at. i think it's good news to the united states. >>> as we see the courtroom drawings of shakhalid sheik mohammed and cohorts do you think they were correct to hold the trial on the foreign base of cuba.
CNN
May 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
those demands. >> so has there been any official reaction from the united states at this point? >> well, not yet. i mean, some of those demands, as we've been talking about, he's asking for the u.s. to release all prisoners from the taliban and al qaeda. also asking for all drone strikes to stop in afghanistan, pakistan, somalia, and yemen. and going as far as to ease the border between gaza and egypt. so it's not just about al qaeda and taliban, but improving the life of all muslims. but the u.s. says we don't negotiate with terrorists. we are aware of the video. very concerned about his well being and safety. fbi working with the pakistanis but no negotiations with terrorism. if you think back to when the journalist from the "wall street journal" was kidnapped, then secretary of state colin powell said there will be no demands met. we don't negotiate with terrorists. i think the u.s. will stick to that policy. everybody trying to do what they can to locate mr. weinstein, but there won't be any talking with al qaeda about his release. >> let's take a listen to his pleas. >> it's import
ABC
May 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
states is working hard to safely return him to his family but said again that the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> we have more details on the story as well as the video in its entirety right now on our website, wjla.com. >> breaking news from the cia this evening. the agency has stopped a plot by al qaeda to blow up a passenger airplane down for the u.s.. the bombing was planned for the anniversary of osama bin laden's death but the would-be suicide bomber had not chosen which like to bring down. it was an upgrade of the underwear bomb that fell to blow up a plane in detroit in 2009. the fbi now has that device and is looking at whether it would have passed through security. >> some of the deadliest crime the city has found in recent memory. five member found guilty of a shooting spree in march 2010. 14 people were shot, five were killed. it all began as a dispute over piece of missing jewelry. relatives of the victims were in court today for the verdict. >> it gave us the justice that our children deserve. that is all we prayed for. >> it ensures that these evil
MSNBC
May 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. wants to talk about who's paying for what. he will also be heading to the united states this month for the g-8 meeting at camp david and the nato summit in chicago. where the french elections might serve as a warning for america, as we face our own debt and unemployment challenges. we start with chris dickey, paris bureau chief for "newsweek" and daily beast. pat bishop here with us, new york chief at the economist. very simple matt, if not austerity, then what? >> i think a lot more crisis in europe is the first stage. because germans don't want to have anyone changing the policy. but everyone else in europe seems to be voting against austerity. so it's going to be angela merkel, versus the rest of the eurozone, and you know, i think in the end of the day it's going to be hard for the germans to win. they're going to have to pay for's up to a really dramatic crisis in the european union. >> chris, there's an unseen aspect to this negotiation that goes back to the u.s. financial crisis in 2008, which is do we take the -- do we give the hit to the big banks, do we give the hit to the bi
PBS
May 7, 2012 12:00am PDT
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CSPAN
May 6, 2012 9:00pm EDT
identified great concerns about plotting attacks in the west including in the united states. we know that a range of individuals like clark had alarm bells at the level, but when we go back and look the administration at the plant was focused on things like the balkans and the kosovo war which was 1999, some issues other than -- >> host: putting out fires elsewhere in the national security arena. now, you talk about this wave of al qaeda violins and then they get beaten back. sometimes because of their own actions. what caused the kind of temporary defeat the first time? was it our launch into afghanistan? >> guest: it's almost a reverse of the coin we just outlined. they lost the sanctuary afghanistan so the hope they had, the taliban regime was overthrown, and in addition to that, we saw a u.s. approach focused on the clandestine services. the cia, the range of other intelligence services, geospatial and then in the special operations forces targeting in afghanistan and then in pakistan and other locations. >> host: you're talking about in 2001 how the u.s. fought by sending in the
FOX News
May 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
united states. so, next time some goon from media matters or the new york times thinks they have found some factual error in something i say. i'm just going to say i'm just being a democrat today. and the facts don't matter. [applaus [applause] >> well, earlier this week president obama,ed ma the one year anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden with an unannounced visit to our troops in afghanistan. >> over the last three years, the tide has turned. we a broken the taliban's momentum. devastated al-qaeda's leadership taking out over 20 of their top 30 leaders and one year ago. from a base here in afghanistan, our troops launched the operation that killed osama bin laden. and the goal that i set to defeat al-qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild, is now within our reach. >> well, do you think the president may be taking a little more credit than he deserves? sure, he did make the call to take bin laden out. let's take a look back at what really happened. >> after monitoring, secret hideouts for months. four chinook carried navy seal uppeded cover of darkness. the seals rappelled i
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